Category Archives: Geek Stuff

An Improved QPlainTextEdit for PyQt5

TL;DR: Code here One of the projects I’ve been working on recently is a proper replacement for the hacky way I handle desktop notes and “scratch paper”. (Abusing Leafpad windows…TL;DR: Code here One of the projects I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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A Musical Sampling of Subcultures With Feels All Their Own

There are various subcultures I’ve dipped my toes into, but not all are created equal. Some have that “wherever you go, there you are” feel about them (eg. the otherwise…There are various subcultures I’ve dipped my toes into, but not … Continue reading

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Thoughts on National Anthems in the 21st Century

While I was adding I Am Australian to my list of songs that moved me, I got to thinking about the sentiment by many Australians that it would make a…While I was adding I Am Australian to my list of … Continue reading

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Free Installer Creators for All Eras

Since my list of installer-construction resources has grown so huge, I thought I’d move it out of my list of DOS/Win16 programming resources into its own post. After all, it…Since my list of installer-construction resources has grown so huge, I … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Needless Gender Confusion

Needless Gender Confusion by Sarah1281 This is another crackfic oneshot, because I still haven’t had time to take notes on anything longer… specifically, it’s a Naruto oneshot which was probably…Needless Gender Confusion by Sarah1281 This is another crackfic oneshot, because … Continue reading

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Designing a Better Rating Widget

After writing my previous blog post about calculating an average rating properly, it occurred to me that I’ve never really explained my views on rating systems and their relative merits….After writing my previous blog post about calculating an average rating … Continue reading

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Calculating and Sorting by Average Ratings: A Literature Review for the Lazy

TL;DR: Read Bayesian ranking of items with up and downvotes or 5 star ratings by Jules Jacobs. I’ll get back to you on how to tune the priors and utility…TL;DR: Read Bayesian ranking of items with up and downvotes or … Continue reading

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